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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:28
Care to explain why?
Pfft electric, the most uneconomical 'fuel' ever
Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:14
Definitely an interesting read, thanks for that. The ideal situation outlined in that article is similar to what we have here in the UK right now. No manufacturers get any government money to produce electric cars; all the government do is knock up to £5,000 off the price of a new one. But that still makes the Nissan LEAF a steep £25,990, and that's about £7,000-£8,000 more than an ICE car of similar spec. Personally, I think that's the only thing in the way between the electric car and average consumer: the high cost. When the costs come down (hopefully in a few years), that'll be it. The current range isn't really an issue for most drivers. The LEAF has a 109-mile range, and (according to GM's research while designing the Chevrolet Volt / Opel/Vauxhall Ampera) 78% of commuters in the US drive less than 40 miles a day. So even a Renault Twizy with its 62-mile range would be suitable for most commuters, and that's a hell of a lot cheaper than a LEAF (£6,690). Although with that, you get no creature comforts whatsoever; it's simply an electric go-kart with a roof.
Here's an interesting read I thought: